UFC 255 just got a pretty exciting match as the UFC has booked former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler to meet Mike Perry. The fight will undoubtedly result in a stand-up war and there will be plenty of blood. The bout will be on the main card of a PPV event headlined by flyweight champion Deiveson Figueiredo defending against Cody Garbrandt.
Also on the card is the women’s flyweight championship bout featuring Valentina Shevchenko taking on Jennifer Maia.
Robbie Lawler (28-15) has dropped four consecutive fights, but will find a willing stand and bang partner in Perry. Lawler last lost a bout to Neil Magny, but as a slugger, folks have been looking forward to him facing another slugger for a bit. He has great boxing, and even if Lawler isn’t as good as he once was, he still has power in both hands and will take a shot to land one.
Mike Perry (14-6) enters this fight on the heels of a victory over Mickey Gall. He absolutely loves to brawl, and for a fan of stand up action, this is a dream-clash. Perry has run into some trouble outside of the Octagon and is always an interesting character.
UFC 255 takes place on November 21 and looks to be a stacked card.
UFC 255 Main Card
Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Cody Garbrandt – Flyweight Title
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Jennifer Maia – Women’s Flyweight Title
Mauricio “Shogun” Rua vs. Paul Craig
Mike Perry vs. Robbie Lawler